Fourth of July road closures and parking restrictions
ALBANY, N.Y. – As the city gears up for the region's largest firework show, the Albany Police Department is advising residents to prepare for a high volume of vehicular traffic expected to flood into the city ahead of the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.
The annual event begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Thursday, but several road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect beginning at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
In an effort to promote safe and efficient travel, alternate routes will be implemented for commuters leaving the area, along with electronic message boards and police officers directing traffic as needed.
July 3rd at Noon to July 5th at 1 p.m. for Fireworks at Empire State Plaza, Stage area
State Street, both sides from S. Swan Street to Eagle Street
July 4th at 6 a.m. to July 5th at 6 a.m.
Upper Lincoln Park all roadways between Delaware Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. This includes the roadway adjacent to TOAST School and near the tennis courts, basketball courts and spray pool (Sunshine School)
July 4th 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for July 4th Fireworks at Empire State Plaza, Traffic Control/Public Safety
Madison Place, North Side from Eagle Street to Philip Street
Elm Street, north side from Eagle Street to Grand Street
Philip Street, east side from Madison Ave to Warren Street
Bleeker Street, south side from Philip Place to Eagle Street
July 4th 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for July 4th Fireworks at Empire State Plaza traffic control
Madison Avenue, both sides from S. Swan Street to Eagle Street
July 4th 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for July 4th Fireworks at Empire State Plaza, CDTA Bus staging/Bus STOP
Washington Avenue, north side from Eagle Street to N. Hawk Street
Washington Avenue, south side from S. Swan Street east to just west of NYS Capital
Washington Avenue, north side from S. Swan Street west to 111 Washington Avenue
N. Hawk Street, east side from Washington Avenue to Elk Street
July 3rd at 6 p.m. to July 5th at 1p.m. Closed to ALL Traffic
State Street between S. Swan Street and Eagle Street
July 4th at 6 a.m. to July 5th at 6 a.m. Closed to ALL Traffic
Upper Lincoln Park roadways between Delaware Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. (TOAST School roadway, roadway to tennis courts, basketball courts , spray pool, and sunshine school building)
July 4th 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Closed for all except Local and Emergency Traffic
Madison Place between Eagle Street and Philip Street
Philip Street between Madison Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
Elm Street between Eagle Street and Grand Street
Wilbur Street between Philip Street and Grand Street
Bleeker Place between Philip Street and Eagle Street
Myrtle Avenue between Eagle Street and Grand Street
July 4th 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Closed to all but Event and Emergency Vehicles
Madison Avenue between S. Swan Street and Eagle Street
Albany Police are asking for cooperation and patience the night of the event and have advised that additional closures may be necessary based on traffic volume and delays.
CDTA will have several buses staged on Washington Avenue near the Capital. CDTA will also have staff on-site to assist commuters in selecting the correct bus route.
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